Catholic Scientist writes:
Are you saying that the existence of sin today the world becomming the same means that The Flud must have been understood to be a portion of the world instead of the whole thing?
It would make more sense, wouldn't it? As a permanent fix, it didn't work. As a temporary/local fix, maybe it did.
But the extent of the flood isn't particularly relevant anyway. The story doesn't focus on the ones who died. It focuses on the ones who lived. It makes the point that if you obey God, He takes care of you. The flood could have been a tempest in a teapot and it wouldn't spoil that lesson.
"It appears that many of you turn to Hebrew to escape the English...." -- Joseppi